Dr. Greg Dillon is Associate Director for Research and Technology Transfer and Associate Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering at Penn State Behrend. He received the Ph.D. and B.S. [summa cum laude] in Materials Engineering in 1989 and 1986 respectively from the University of Limerick - Ireland. Dr. Dillon worked most recently at the Applied Research Lab at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA where he was Deputy Division Head of the Composite Materials Division since 2000. Prior to that he worked at Northrop Grumman in Bethpage NY; Lawrie Technology, Inc in Girard, PA; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Dillon was selected as Associate Director for Research and Technology Transfer in December 2012 and brings years of research activity, including patents, in the composites engineering area. He is author of over 30 publications, has co-authored two books, and has five patents credited to him.
Dr. Dillon is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Courses previously taught
Over 25 years of experience in material and process research and development with a focus on process modeling, characterization, manufacturing technology optimization and industrial transition.
Conceived and directed basic and applied technology development programs typically valued between $1M to $2M per year.
Career has encompassed a unique range of appointments spanning small and large businesses, basic and applied research, academic instruction as well as rapid industrial product development.
Strong track record in the assembly of multi-disciplinary research teams focused on rapid technology development and transfer
Broadly skilled in material and process characterization techniques.
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